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“Average - Good enough for 1-2 nights stop off” 3 of 5 stars
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Western Highway, Santa Elena, Belize   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Santa Elena B&B and Inns
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“Average - Good enough for 1-2 nights stop off”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Stayed here as part of a group trip, so cannot comment on value

Positives
- Large rooms (some with Fridges/microwaves)
- Clean
- Quiet

Negatives
- Need to take a taxi into town (its cheap tho, so not a problem)
- Staff not overly helpful/friendly

While not a problem with the hotel, the optional excursions in Santa Elena/San Ignacio are very pricey by 3rd world standards (and I've been to almost 100 countries to date). I'd probably skip this area if I did the trip again, and head straight up to Caye Caulker, etc

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Anchorage, Alaska
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Nice 2nd floor room, but they have an ant problem. Nice pool and pond. Some huge iguanas hanging out there. 10 min walk to groceries, 30-40 min to restaurants. The in-hotel restaurant is pretty good. Weak wifi signal does not reach most of the rooms.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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BelizeQueen42, General Manager at Aguada Hotel, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Thanks for your comments. We apologize for mother's nature issues with ants. We have had a serious ant issue not only at the hotel but all over Belize. They are trying to avoid the rain and run for cover. We do our best to control them but we can't fight mother nature. Note, the ants are a bit of a nuisance but they are no threat to people. As for Wifi, we do not advertise Wifi in the rooms at all. Until our booster is installed, Wifi is only available in the restaurant area. Thanks again for sharing your concerns.
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Stayed here as part of a tour. The rooms are clean and the bathroom is mould free which is fantastic.
They have comfortable beds - not as rock hard as the other places we stayed.
Wifi is a bit slow and drops out every so often.

Shower pressure is good and water is hot.

Reception staff unfortunately is rude with no customer service.

About a 40 minute walk to San Ignacio which is the main town.

Stayed January 2014
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BelizeQueen42, General Manager at Aguada Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
We appreciate your comments. We pride ourselves on our staff especially our front desk personal that has been with us for several years. I do wish that you would have brought it to the managements attention. I hope you continue to enjoy your tours throughout Central America.
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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I have stayed here on several occasions. Everytime it has been almost excellent. There is some bug problems but far less than most places I have stayed at in Belize. The pool is excellent. Well maintained. The restaurant is good, more expensive than uptown but always good food. Service is excellent. The location is out of the way somewhat It has never been a problem as we always had a car.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BelizeQueen42, General Manager at Aguada Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you for your review. We do try our best with the bug issue in our area. It is hard when everyone including those with little legs are trying to get out of the rain. We continue to work on that issue.

Thanks for staying with us.
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We stayed at the Aguada for a week. The rooms were really clean, air conditioned, and quiet. The pool was excellent, and there is a cute little pond full of bullfrogs, tadpoles, turtles, and plants, which provided us with entertainment. The hotel is in Santa Elena (the twin town of San Ignacio), but it is an inexpensive, short cab ride across the bridge into downtown San Ignacio. The restaurant/bar was excellent - great food and drinks (I would recommend the mudslide) and the service was incredible. Everyone working there was very friendly and very helpful. This hotel is a great value, and I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wailuku Heights, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We originally were booked at the Canal Pech Resort, but after one night, I begged to leave due to infestation of ants and little water pressure in showers. Although the view was beautiful, it wasn't worth the $$$. The restaurant was sub par and service was lacking. The hotel service was good. So we were recommended by ReMax agent John Acott to stay at the Aguada. What a great move!!! The staff made you feel at home and the food was fantastic at minimal pricing! You have to try their french toast.....best my husband has ever eaten! Rooms were clean...no pests, great water pressure, quiet and quaint with a nice pool and small lagoon with turtles and iguanas abound. The location is just only 4 minutes from the main area of San Ignacio where shopping, eating and drinking are endless. We would recommend this hotel to any...and for the price, you couldn't ask for more! Thanks Aguada...we enjoyed staying at your hotel!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to let everyone know that the workers at Aguada were amazing to us. We were a medical mission trip group from Indiana US. The hotel manager was in communication with our group leader and for a small fee we could come swim and use the WiFi after a long day of working in the hospitals. It was amazing to be able to send something back to our families about our trip and how we are doing. I am planing on coming back to Belize sometime soon and I am definitely staying at the Aguada.

They have switched their pool to a salt water system and there was not problems with the pool while we were there. It was nice and refreshing.

We ate dinner there a couple of nights and the food was good and at a good price.

I really miss Belize and can't wait to come back here to stay.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aguada Hotel

Address: Western Highway, Santa Elena, Belize
Location: Belize > Cayo > Santa Elena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Elena
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Aguada Hotel Cayo

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